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Nicky Henderson pays tribute to 'remarkable' Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh

LAMBOURN trainer Nicky Henderson was one of many in the horseracing industry to pay tribute to the late Prince Philip, who passed away on Friday at the age of 99.

Flags flew at half-mast at Aintree during the Grand National Festival, and all jockeys wore black armbands.

Nicky Henderson at his Lambourn stables
Nicky Henderson at his Lambourn stables

With Henderson having won races for the Queen, he paid his own tribute on ITV after his horse Chantry House won at Aintree on Friday.

“It was an enormous shock and a very sad day and I know the whole nation’s condolences go to Her Majesty.

“Prince Philip was a remarkable man, an absolute stalwart who served this country so well,” he said. “Racing was not his favourite sport, but I know he enjoyed many other equestrian sports.

“He had a wonderful life serving Queen and country and we should be saying an enormous thank you for what he has done.”

Buckingham Palace confirmed the day after Prince Philip's death that his funeral will take place on Saturday, April 17, with the service taking place at Windsor Castle at 3pm.

Newbury Racecourse, who were due to host the second day of their Dubai Duty Free Spring Trials on Saturday, announced the meeting will be moved to Sunday, April 18.

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